RIP all....

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RIP all....

Postby Cyberduke » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi, I just lost almost all my snakes due to a thermostat that didn't switch off. i had troubled with it not switching off when i got the thermo but a change of heater and another change to the setup as suggested by my uncle witch is an ecetric electronic engeneer and all was good for a month. Until today.

We came into the house imediatly smelling something dead. We started searching and found the source of the smell at the snake room... The heat was so intense my one corn snake burst open and some of the ather blew up quite big. (2x their size). The list of snakes i lost is:

0.1 Het albino Ball phython. just got at the previus expo from royal designer reptiles.
1.1 Ball phytons- the female weighing at 950grams.
0.1 Albino corns
1.1 Normal corns

I am pretty heartbroken..... :smt022 :smt022
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Ales » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:23 pm

How is it possible that the tanks even got that hot?

Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Cyberduke » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:29 pm

it was in a racking system. When i got there the temp sayed 47 in the room, the thermos's high temp alarm was going off but it showed it was still heating.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby wickedexotix » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:31 pm

What thermostat were you using
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Cyberduke » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:56 pm

it is a tc-200 elite temp thermostat
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Nzyme » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:58 pm

What heat sources did you use?

The amount of heat you are talking about is immense did you have the entire tub heated or only a side?
1.0.0 Mojave
0.1.0 Spider
0.1.0 Pinstripe
1.0.0 Spider Het Axa
0.3.0 Normal
0.1.0 Axanthic
1.0.0 Yellowbelly
1.0.0 Cinnamon
0.1.0 Lemon Pastel
1.0.0 Ghost House snake
0.1.0 Albino House Snake
1.0.0 Brazilian Rainbow boa

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Re: RIP all....

Postby Nzyme » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:02 pm

And how long ago did you check on them? it sounds like the damage was done over days!
1.0.0 Mojave
0.1.0 Spider
0.1.0 Pinstripe
1.0.0 Spider Het Axa
0.3.0 Normal
0.1.0 Axanthic
1.0.0 Yellowbelly
1.0.0 Cinnamon
0.1.0 Lemon Pastel
1.0.0 Ghost House snake
0.1.0 Albino House Snake
1.0.0 Brazilian Rainbow boa

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Re: RIP all....

Postby chris w » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:13 pm

Something like this happened to me a while back, the thermostat was reading 29 but the tubs were looking steamy and all the snakes were sitting on the cool side, tapped the thermostat and suddenly it was reading 52 and then the alarm went off, managed to catch it and disconnect it in time.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Cyberduke » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:19 pm

@Nzyme - I will post all that tomorrow afternoon as i am going to study then sleep now. As it happens I checked on them last night and all was fine. It was on the most 24hours.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby it_bit_me » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:08 am

As an precaution I don't use cable that can go that high. Sadly I just bought 2 TC-200 units ,I'm in doubt whether I'll use them.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: RIP all....

Postby SABOAMAN » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:19 am

Sorry about your loss
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Blake » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:28 am

Sorry about your loss man.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby insaniac » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:22 am

Sorry to hear..

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Re: RIP all....

Postby Izzy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Always an element of risk with these things although you hope it never happens, sorry to hear of your loss.
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Re: RIP all....

Postby Unforgiven » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:17 pm

It's always a good idea to have a backup thermostat and a cable that won't reach those kinds if temps.

I am sorry to hear about what happened! Good thing the expo is just around the corner
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